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Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. special forces landed by helicopter, setting off a fire fight, leaving several taliban fighters dead. joseph was air lifted to bagram air base, but the victory came at a price. the u.s. service member injured trying to rescue joseph, died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of an american doctor who otherwise may have been killed. as a civilian hostage, joseph didn't have the same survival training or instincts as a soldier. in this case u.s. officials decided publicizing it could further endanger his safety and that is why it was kept under raps until the mission was over. >>> her family confirmed that mexican-american singing superstar, jenni rivera died in a plane crash. the private jet went down early sunday morning after taking off from the mexican city of monterey. none of the seven people on board survived. the singer's brother was asked how he wanted her to be remembered. >> every which way we can, every which way. the good, the bad, the ugly, the short, the fat, the nice, everything about her was great. >> born and ra
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Dec 13, 2012 1:05am PST
we've been ♪ >> jimmy: atlas genius. this is their cd. i want to thank john krasinski, mike birbiglia. apologies to matt damon, although he did slip in tonight. tomorrow night, zachary knighton and music from dan deacon. their album, and extremely dangerous. they are dealing with a suspect who may be armed. >> the warning going out to the hundreds of students locked down at cal state fullerton right now. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. it is a tense scene that has been playing out for hours down south. police have the building surrounded as officers search for a man they suspect is armed and dangerous. this is all happening on the cal state university at fullerton campus southeast of downtown los angeles. >> i believe the armed suspect is in the building. >> reporter: police and the s.w.a.t team went from building to building searching for one and possibly two suspects. the school tweeted an alert to students and employers to remain on lock down. people outside were told to evacuate immediately. students barricaded the doors to their classrooms and turned down the ri
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
medicaid funding. >>> john mcafee is back in the united states tonight. an improbable turn of events for the tech mogul wanted for questioning of a murder in belize. >> and the justin bieber murder plot. why a man was so determined to kill the pop star. >> and they were labeled fat on a restaurant receipt. >>> a bizarre new twist in the case of software tycoon john mcafee after eluding investigators in belize where he is wanted for questioning on a murder of his neighbor. he is no i back in the united states. ama dates is live with this story for us. >> carolyn, john mcafee went to guatemala to avoid police, but he spent the last week in a detention facility. today he was flown to the u.s. john mcafee was being held in a detention center in guatemala for immigration violations after he escaped questioning in bough lead about the murder of one of his neighbors. his miami hotel he described to reporters what happened when his plane landed in the u.s. >> they had everybody sit down they said is john mcafee on the plane, then please come forward. they said we are here to help you.
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Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
a peaceful neighborhood with a crash. abc7 news reporter john olson is live to explain what happened. john? >> reporter: the city's 44th homicide of the year took place in this quiet neighborhood with houses and christmas lights. an area not known for serious crime. the victim is thought to be an 18-year-old man who may have been stabbed in the neck before or as he was behind the wheel of his pick up. the victim's truck jumped the curb and landed on the sidewalk in front of this home right in the middle of the afternoon. the driver somehow ended up in the street where he was pronounced dead. *9 woman who lived here heard popping sounds and a screech. another neighbor says she noticed men arguing loudly. >> we heard arguing, but that was it. i heard that, but then i have the dogs here and the dogs started barking. we just stayed in. if i hear something, that's it. >> police believe the truck lurched forward from a cul do seek next to the home, but they don't know what happened next. they don't believe the victim lived in the neighborhood. after 3:20 p.m. residents were told t
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Dec 5, 2012 1:05am PST
the chevron on santa teresa boulevard in san jose. and that's where abc7 news reporter john alston is live. john, a wild story. >> this is a weird one. a san jose police descended after the handyman escaped and called 9-1-1. the clerk says that the officers drew their weapons as the two kidnapping suspects nervously shopped for snacks. >> the ordeal lasted nearly seven hours at this home in morgan hill. the handyman was lured here and beaten and forced to do repair work on household appliances yesterday. >> pretty much told, hey, we are going to kill you if you don't do what we tell you. we want you to fix these things around the house. again out of fear and the unknown of what will happen to them. >> reporter: according to the sheriff's office the threats and the assaults came from 36-year-old jason de jesus and chanel who live at the house. what brought the handyman here was a dispute over work he had done for a relative of one of those suspects. around 5:30 they allegedly forced him to drive to the chevron in san jose on the way to finish work on the other home. left alone at this
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
for changes to your yahoo e mail. >> yes. and solar city is getting ready to go public. hi, john. >> solar city hoping to price its ipo today. it's the latest company led by entrepreneur elan musk prepares to go public. company makes and installs solar panels for homes. other companies struggled in the stock market there is a lot of buzz tied to solar city. that in a filing he says woe buy $15 million worth of common stock in the company. tesla shares up 23% this year, despite the fact the company has not turned a profit. web md putting 250 jobs as revenue falls. web md struggling to generate revenue. web md hopes cuts will save about $45 million per year. >> and john malone liberty interactive gained control of online trip advisor from barry diller and his family foundation, he will remain on the board. he acquired trip1g advisor in 2004. >> microsoft says it's boosted production of the surface tab blet hitting stores in the u.s. and australia as soon as this week. now providing sales numbers for the device but says public reaction to surface has been exciting to see. microsoft
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00am PST
this hour. >>> next, the attack that has knocked a small bay area radio station off the air. >>> john mcafee -- what john mcafee says he wants most now. >>> consumer spending this summer wasn't as good as first thought, signs we are still being careful with our money figures out thursday are expected to show modest increase in retail sales last month. three u.s. cities with lowest unemployment, all in north dakota, bismarck in october 2.2%, fargo second, 2.8%, grand forks 3.1. skyfall back to number one, pulling in 11 million dollars from a sluggish weekend. >>> 5:13. live look from roof camera outside you can see the ferry building top left a sliver of moon, mike is telling us warm for this time of year. forecast coming up. >>> community-based radio station hopes to get back on the air after it was targeted by vandals. they provided these images showing what vandals did. the general manager discovered the damage yesterday. [ unintelligible ] it is not the first time someone has targeted the situation. >> three times in this summer over the summer and now the fall, definitely somethin
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
president obama, in an interview with bloomberg tv, describing house speaker john boehner's plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. >> reporter: the speaker's plan would raise $800 billion in tax revenue. but does so without raising tax rates for top income earners. the president says that's unacceptable. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> reporter: republicans, like rising star senator marco rubio, say raising taxes on the wealthy is the wrong approach. >> the tax increases he wants would fail to make even a small dent in the debt. it would hurt middle-class businesses and the people who work for them. >> reporter: so, that's the major holdup, taxes. republicans and democrats deeply divided. >> there's nothing going on privately that's not going on public. >> reporter: amidst the political posturing, there may actually be a chance for compromise on medicare. president obama says he's open to raising the age when seniors can start r
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Dec 13, 2012 4:30am PST
place. >>> 4:42. tech mogul john mcafee is waking up in the united states. what he's saying about the turn of events that brought him home. >>> caltrans tries to give new bay bridge a pr boost. governor is saying no way. >>> justice department says it has broken up a big international data theft ring accused of infecting 11 million computers, causing more than 800 million dollars in losses fbi says facebook helped the investigation. facebook making it easier for users to access privacy settings, lets users control who has access to their material. next generation blackberry? vietnamese website posted what it says are photos of the smartphone, keyboard replaced by full touch screen expect you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. >>> good morning. 4:45. you are looking at emeryville towards the tall buildings even in the background san francisco, bay bridge. skieser -- skies are clear. [ inaudible ] >>> anti-virus software pioneer john mcafee waking up in the united states after hiding for weeks
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Dec 9, 2012 9:00am PST
weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place a few blocks to the entrance to jack london square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, younger, no one is safe. >> the crime scene is only about four blocks from police headquarters. officers happened to be in the middle of roll call and they got here rather quickly. >> they found a man in the middle of third street who was shot to death by apparently someone who escaped in a vehicle. police don't believe it was a random attack. some residents heard the gunshots. >> i was just thinking that noise we heard could have been gunshots. it was pretty loud.sounded like a couple firecrackers going off actually. >> detectives hoped to see what happened by look at surveillance from a co
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00am PST
square. it happened yesterday. it was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place a few blocks to the entrance of the square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, younger, no one is safe. >> the crime scene is only about four blocks from police headquarters. officers happened to be in the middle of roll call and they got here rather quickly. >> they found a man in the middle of third street who was shot to death by apparently someone who escaped in a vehicle. police don't believe it was a random attack. some residents heard the gunshots. >> i was just thinking that noise we heard could have been gunshots it was pretty loud. sounded like a couple firecrackers going off actually. >> detectives hoped to
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
for their cars. john says his mercedes is gone, a very expensive car. how much was the car worth? >> $40,000. >> reporter: this company took luxury cars on consignment, owners signed away the title and sunnyvale motor cars promised to sell them. the car lot is now empty, people's cars are no where to be found. >> seemed to be a nice guy when he wanted something. i didn't have a lot of involvement with him. very harbd to -- it was very hard to get paid. >> reporter: brandon stopped doing business with him, because he didn't like his ethics. >> cheating fixing used cars doing it his way, not our way. >> reporter: what is an example? >> used cars on cars not doing a full service, cutting corners i am >> reporter: he was lucky, it -- it would take two, three months but he got paid. his next door neighbor is out $8,000. >> my reaction is very mad and very nervous i lose the money on it. >> reporter: the owners say he also owes them thousands. the attorney representing the company's landlord is also looking for him. says he hasn't paid rent in two months. car owners show up looking for
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Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
becomes available. >>> john mcafee says he wants to return home to the u.s.. he recorded the rambling message at a guatemalan detention center and repeated his deep fear of the government of belize. >> it is believed belize is not a corrupt government that it does not lie that it would not execute people, without the judicial process this is untrue. >> mcafee says he was denied asylum in guatemala, because the country is about to sign a peace treaty with belize settling a border dispute. he and his 20-year-old girlfriend are fighting extradition to belize where he's wanted for questioning about the murder of his neighbor. >>> livermore man at the center of a theft investigation says the whole thing is a misunderstanding. this security video of the incident is posted on youtube itch according to livermore police, the man -- entering the front porch of a home on walnut street and taking items lives in the same neighborhood as the victim. he admitted being the person but says he was picking up cigarette butts from an ashtray. >>> quick thinking and training saved two laundry deliver work
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
, and today, something new. president obama and speaker of the house, john boehner, decided to take charge together. they dismissed other members of their parties, saying they will hammer it out together, try to move the deal forward. >>> and also today, encouraging new jobs report. employers added 146,000 jobs last month, defying the predictions and the disruption of hurricane sandy. the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, that's the lowest level in four years. but tonight, 12 million americans are still unemployed. and the new jobs number, the fiscal cliff, all of it will be on the table when george stephanopoulos sits down with a turbocharged powerhouse round table. james carville, mary matalin and nobel prize-winning economist paul krugman, on sunday for "this week." >>> and now, we go overseas to syria, where people are fleeing amid fears that the assad regime will unleash chemical weapons. the region around the capital, damascus, now a battle zone. 2 million syrians now on the run, many of them children. and it is extremely difficult for journalists to enter that country and cover
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
president and house speaker john boehner have traded new proposal affecting every american's wallets, specifically whether our taxes go up at year's end. jake tapper has the new details. >> reporter: president obama minced no words in an exclusive interview with abc's barbara walters. >> taxes are going to go up one way or another. and i think the key is to make sure that taxes go up on high-end individuals, like you and me, barbara. we can afford it. >> reporter: the president told barbara walters, he remains optimistic. >> are we going to go over the fiscal cliff? >> i'm pretty confident that republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage to try to protect taxes for high-income individuals. >> reporter: the president and house speaker john boehner are at least talking. the president made an offer monday, asking for $1.4 trillion in new taxes over ten years. including raising tax rates on the wealthy. the speaker counter on tuesday. offering $800 billion in new tax revenue, all from closing loopholes and limiting deductions. house republicans say they need more specificity fr
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place place a few blocks to the entrance of the square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, younger, no one is safe. >> the crime scene is only about four blocks from police headquarters. officers happened to be in the middle of roll call and they got here rather quickly. >> they found a man in the middle of third street who was shot to death by apparently someone who escaped in a vehicle. some residents heard the gunshots. >> i was just thinking that noise we heard could have been gunshots it was pretty loud. then like a couple fire -- sounded like a couple firecrackers going off actually. >> they hoped to see what happened by look at surveillance from a condominium
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Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
to enjoy the same privilege. >> reporter: also john lewis and stewart who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> there is over 100,000 same sex married couples. >> reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of a legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am grat feidz and confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same resulted that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> a sacramento spokesperson supporter is confident that the high court will support the ban on gay marriage. >> i expect four or five justices to uphold it. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. the tenth amendment, not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the high court could go either way. lawyers will argue very broad argument before the high court that there is no justification for discrimination. we will know the high court's decision probably next june. >> k
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00am PST
to be the queen. >>> soft bier in back if the u.s. and talking john mcafee has yet to -- answer questions about the murder of his neighbor in belize but answering plenty questions about his odyssey that ended in miami. >> reporter: john mcafee sat down for an interview with matt gutman. we knew he had a 20-year-old girlfriend, now he says he has two and the other one is 17 his goal is to get both of them to the united states. in his hotel room he flashed a stack of cash. he says a stranger dropped it off for him. he says he's broke that he lost 20 million dollars. mcafee admits his crazy act was just that, an act one he says saved his life. >> millionaire madman on the run, you paid attention to the story. >> because you acted like a madman? >> i did and it worked. >> reporter: mcafee landed in florida last night guatemalan authorities deported him because he snuck into the country illegally from belize. authorities in belize want to talk to him about the murder of his neighbor, an american citizen. at this point mcafee has not been charged with any crime. agencies in the u.s. s
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Dec 11, 2012 12:00am PST
waiting? >> john ratzengerger he didn't -- he would fly to seattle to harvest his apples and you would be rehearsing with stage hands holding scripts. >> jimmy: would people show up for the show itself? krir krirsy alley says you were the only one who was on time. >> i guess i didn't have a life. i think the standard was 15 minutes late was on time. a half hour was late and an hour and a half is woody is in berlin. >> reporter: she mentioned smeg went on where you tried to get pictures of each other naked. >> that is not true. i didn't run around trying to click pictures of people -- swear to god. >> jimmy: it's always woody. >> it is. that is the only person you wanted to get. he was young. and you wanted to get him. he was wearing sweat pants and no underwear and we were going if you are wearing sweat pants, wear some underwear. >> jimmy: is that how he got his name? >> yeah, woody. so there's a part and it was the rehearsal and we used to -- people loved to watch us rehearse. there was a part where woody's character got on the table scene say could i have your attention please
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Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
imprison. john alston, abc7 news. >>> still doesn't look too bad on the bay bridge we saw rain coming down on terry. >> north bay, raining pretty good. mike is here to tell us more about the rain. >>> here's a look at live doppler. good morning. here's the east bay, from cutting boulevard, richmond, san pablo, shamrock drive to hercules where we have the best return now. as the front is moving into the bay area almost parallel with 80 heavier showers offshore going to move in towards san francisco in the next 45 minutes expect the intensity of these showers to pick up. half mile visibility in fairfield, three napa, two half moon bay, everybody else okay. there is a little bit of low hanging clouds this morning almost fog-like with the mist falling ahead of that initial line of steadier rain. temperatures mild when you step out, mid 50s to low 60s 54 santa rosa, 62 in mountain view. mid to upper 50s 7:00 with everybody getting wet for the morning commute. noon the rain starts to change to showers very scattered during the afternoon hours upper 50s to low 60s showers will fade to
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington's top leader, house speaker john boehner, says there has been little progress. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> democrats show no signs of backing off from supporting the president's hard-line stance on raising the incomes tax rate for the rich. >> we democrats realize there have to about two sides to the bargain, but in 2011 we put both revenues and cuts on the table. >> but one republican senator revealed this week that tax increases might help solve america's debt crisis. so far the g.o.p. has stood imeps raising taxes. >> what we ought to be working on is the other 93%, because if you want to do what he wants on tax rates, you affect% of the deficit. we have spent ourselves into a hole and we're not going to raise taxes and borrow money and get out of it. so, will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. ago am -- >> ama: the federal government is planning for the possibility of cuts. the white house ordered the military to plan on slash
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Dec 6, 2012 1:05am PST
this. >> and developing news. authorities have caught up with founder john mcafee. he was arrested in guatemala accused of entering the country illegally. the 67-year-old who founded mac uh fee anti-virus software has been on the run for the past month after officials in belize tried tothe death ofm about the death of a neighbor. mac uh fee has denied any wrong doing. abc news spoke with mcafee in guatemala. >> how would i know? >> mcafee says he requested asylum in guatemala. he claims he is being persecuted for refusing to donate to local politicians. >>> a reprieve for local politicians. it will not be taken over by authorities. the city reached a deal with civil rights attorneys. they want a deal that will require them to make more than 50 reforms that still haven't happened. the judge threatened to give control to federal authorities. if oaknd la does not reform -- if oakland does not reform the person will have the power to demote staff and over rule the chief and even fire the chief. the civil rights attorneys and the mayor says it is power is necessary to make the reform. >> h
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
rushed to john muir hospital in walnut creek where he later died from his injuries. police are not releasing the name of the victim or the driver. but according to social media sites, it looks as though the driver may have just celebrated her 21st birthday in vegas. police are still investigating whether or not drugs or alcohol were a factor, but there were no arrests made at the scene. in concord, nick smith, abc7 news. >> nick, thank you. >>> the bay ron highway in contra costa -- the byron highway is in contra costa is back open after an accident that killed two people including a young boy. sky heavy hd flew over the scene. witnesses say the driver of an 88 oldsmobile swerved across the yellow line and then smashed into the big rig. the boy believed to be between 8 and 9 years old died at the scene. the driver, a 21-year-old woman from bay point died at the hospital. >>> the supreme court today announced it will take up two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8. it was approved by voters in 2008 and it banned same sex marriage as you know. the justices will also take
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Dec 4, 2012 11:35pm PST
generation, they're incapable of breeding. >> reporter: despite the resemblance to dr. john hamman in "jurassic park." where dna experiments went tragically awry. >> don't you see the danger inherent in what you're doing here? genetic power is the most awesome force the planet's ever seen. >> reporter: he assures us nothing can go wrong with this fish, altered by science to grow and get to market faster. >> this fish is identical in every measurable way. >> reporter: have we gone too far? >> i wouldn't want to eat this fish, unless it's gone through a proper approval process. >> reporter: critics say the fda scientists didn't do enough independent work and used company data to come to its safety conclusions. some of which tested only six fish. >> that kind of science wouldn't make it past a high school science fair. >> reporter: is this something i should be afraid of? >> you eat dna every time you swallow. you consume dna with every food you eat. >> reporter: altered dna? >> the gene comes from the chinook salmon. pacific salmon. that protein is identical to the same protein that's p
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Dec 8, 2012 1:05am PST
that the victim suffered major injuries. he was rushed to john muir hospital in walnut creek where he later died from his injuries. police are not releasing the name of the victim or the driver. but according to social media sites, it looks as though the driver may have just celebrated her 21st birthday in vegas. police are still investigating whether or not drugs or alcohol were a factor, but there were no arrests made at the scene. in concord, nick smith, abc7 news. >> nick, thank you. >>> the bay ron highway in contra costa -- the byron highway is in contra costa is back open after an accident that killed two people including a young boy. sky heavy hd flew over the scene. witnesses say the driver of an 88 oldsmobile swerved across the yellow line and then smashed into the big rig. the boy believed to be between 8 and 9 years old died at the scene. the driver, a 21-year-old woman from bay point died at the hospital. >>> the supreme court today announced it will take up two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8. it was approved by voters in 2008 and it banned same sex marri
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
days ahead of the fiscal cliff deadline. house speaker john boehner said no progress was made yesterday. the main sticking point is still about tax cuts that are set to expire. also the president's demand that wealthy pay more. the uncertainty of what will happen is starting to have an impact on charities. donations of down. >>> the food pantry at the saint anthony foundation in san francisco is in good shape but overall donations are down for the year >> we are a little behind where we would like to be or budgeted to be. >> the director said the charity has seen interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deductions for charitable giving would be cut next year, saving the government money. private wealth advisor said it can make sense to get nor bang for your donation buck. that would help charities this year but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like
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Dec 12, 2012 5:00am PST
in our next half hour. >>> silicon valley software millionaire john mcafee will be a free man likely back to the u.s. a judge ordered guatemalan authorities to release him and expects him to be freed by friday. he was detained last week after he sneaked into the country from belize where he's wanted for questioning in a mur. his attorney expects he will return to the u.s. immediately. >>> this morning a berkeley man recovering from serious injuries after he was run over by three people burglarizing his home after 3:00 yesterday afternoon on fair lawn drive in berkeley hills the victim was walking his dog when he got back he saw two men and a woman ransacking his home. alan wang shot these pictures on his iphone when came upon the scene before police got there the burglars took off in a white cadillac eldorado. this is the second home burglary in that area in one week. >>> google co-founder larry page and his wife lucy want to make sure every child in the bay area needs a flu shot gets one for free. the foundation is punning -- is funding a month long program offering kids 4 to
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
backing to the first overcrossing. serious situation on skyline boulevard southbound 35 between john muir and john daly boulevard car went off the embankment, injuries involves, tow truck and crews on scene. conflicting reports, whether one lane is getting by or all lanes southbound are closed, we keep following that if you are in that area you want to avoid southbound 35, northbound getting by. >>> it is off, global banking giant hsbc will pay 1.9 billion dollar fine to settle allegations it engaged in money laundering. the money is believed to be tied to mexican drug cartels even terrorism. hsbc says it accepts responsibility for past mistakes. analysts point out the bank will earn back the fine in a little more than one month. >>> new this morning the air force is getting ready for another test flight of new experimental space plane pro row time of the x-37b will blast off into space today from cape canaveral, florida. this video provided by the air force, launch time set for 10 a.m., our time. the vehicle is being developed as reusable unmanned space vehicle. >> in the last hour we le
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
preparing to take joseph to neighboring pakistan. that's why general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan ordered the raid himself saying quote, today's mission exemplifies our unwavering commitment to defeating the taliban. dan, we didn't hear about this kidnapping when it happened on wednesday, because coalition officials were so worried about his safety that we were working to keep all of this under wraps. when you talk about the military in afghanistan, we sometimes forget that there are thousands of civilians in afghanistan, working as trainers, instructors, or in this case, as a doctor, this doctor was working in a remote base, trying to set up remote medical facilities. because he was doing training there. because he wasn't part of the military, oftentimes the civilians go there and they really put their lives literally on the front line because they just don't have the support and the firepower that the american military does. >> it is extraordinary dangerous work, mohammad lila, thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> bianna, over to you. >>> we'r
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
afghanistan, john allen, ordered the raid himself. saying, quote -- dan, we didn't hear about this kidnapping when it happened on friday. because coalition officials were worried. the military in afghanistan, we sometimes forget that there are thousands of civilians in afghanistans working as trainers, instructors or as in this case, as a doctor, he was trying to set up remote medical facilities. because he wasn't part of the military, often times the civilians go there and they really put their lives literally on the front line because they don't have the support and the fire power that the american military does. >> mohammad lila, thanks for joining us. >>> bianna over to you. >>> we're going to now to a royal sighting. just two days after kate middleton was released from the hospital prince william made a splashy public appearance. meanwhile the family of the nurse who took her life after being fooled by a radio sprank speaking out. jefferey kofman is in london wih the latest. >>> this is now a police investigation. an inquest begins tomorrow. while the duke and duchess of cam c
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Dec 10, 2012 11:35pm PST
as i speak. one of the busiest shipping nights of all time. john donvan brings us a look at the people hard at work trying to outdo the big man up north. >> reporter: the story of a pie in a box at christmas time and the many people who help get it from point "a" -- >> off to honolulu. >> reporter: to point "b." >> i hope it's something good. >> which is the story of fedex which like u.p.s. and the u.s. postal service is how christmas gets handled these days. >> a hand crafted metal book end. >> reporter: the busiest day of the year for fedex, shipping an estimated 19 million packages. thanks to the start of the busiest time of year for online shopping. thanks to procrastinators, there are 14 shopping days left which translates into how many shipping days? that depends what you're sending and how much you're willing to spend. the u.s. postal service can be cheaper but down to the wire, fedex and u.p.s. can save the day with last minute deliveries which brings us to our pie which i picked up in a historic little town in virginia from a friendly little place called -- you see the
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
valley security software pioneer john mcafee is say >>> the san francisco police officer at the center of a controversial video is the focus of an internal affairs investigation this is the video in question posted on facebook. sergeant carl t uploaded the video saying tomorrowed 100 miles an hour driving in a lamborghini through the broadway tunnel. a comment by sergeant t says it is roomier than you think, plus we were all drunk. he legally changed his name to sergeant t from sergeant tannenbaum has not returned our calls. >>> 7300 new and existing hopes were sold last month down a little from october up 15 1/2% from a year ago. the median price last month was $438,000, up 20% from november 2011. the number of bay area homes sold last month for over half a million dollars was up 36%. the number sold below half a million down almost 13%. >>> silicon valley millionaire software designer mogul john mcafee is back in the u.s. confessing to pretending to act crazy. he said it was his only way out of bellies where he's wanted for questioning in a murder. -- out of belize where he's
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Dec 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: the mission was authorized by general john allen. he sent in the elite navy s.e.a.l. team six. they rescued him and air lifted him to bagram air base but the victory came at a price. this morning a u.s. service member injured died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save an american doctor who would have been killed. >> muhammad lila with us. you were telling me you, not surprised that the kidnapping and the rescue effort was kept a secret the whole time. >> that's right, david, in any kidnapping, the first 72 hours are critical. this is a civilian hostage. he doesn't have the survival training that a soldier does. so in this case, a decision was knead publicizing his case could further endanger his life. >> our thoughts are the service member's family, thank you. >>> we turn to the other breaking news. mexican american singing icon jenni rivera. she was flying from a concert when her plane disappeared. officials saying they are found the plane and no survivors. >> reporter: mexican authorities say the small plane carrying mexican-american super star jenni rivera went mis
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Dec 12, 2012 1:05am PST
peaceful neighborhood with a crash. abc7 news reporter john olson is live to explain what happened. john? >> reporter: the city's 44th homicide of the year took place in this quiet neighborhood with houses and christmas lights. an area not known for serious crime. the victim is thought to be an 18-year-old man who may have been stabbed in the neck before or as he was behind the wheel of his pick up. the victim's truck jumped the curb and landed on the sidewalk in front of this home right in the middle of the afternoon. the driver somehow ended up in the street where he was pronounced dead. *9 woman who lived here heard popping sounds and a screech. another neighbor says she noticed men arguing loudly. >> we heard arguing, but that was it. i heard that, but then i have the dogs here and the dogs started barking. we just stayed in. if i hear something, that's it. >> police believe the truck lurched forward from a cul do seek next to the home, but they don't know what happened next. they don't believe the victim lived in the neighborhood. after 3:20 p.m. residents were told to shelter
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
reporter john alston is live. john, a wild story. >> this is a weird one. a san jose police descended after the handyman escaped and called 9-1-1. the clerk says that the officers drew their weapons as the two kidnapping suspects nervously shopped for snacks. >> the ordeal lasted nearly seven hours at this home in morgan hill. the handyman was lured here and beaten and forced to do repair work on household appliances yesterday. >> pretty much told, hey, we are going to kill you if you don't do what we tell you. we want you to fix these things around the house. again out of fear and the unknown of what will happen to them. >> reporter: according to the sheriff's office the threats and the assaults came from 36-year-old jason de jesus and chanel who live at the house. what brought the handyman here was a dispute over work he had done for a relative of one of those suspects. around 5:30 they allegedly forced him to drive to the chevron in san jose on the way to finish work on the other home. left alone at this pump, the handyman bolted from his truck as the accused kid p thatters were sh
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Dec 13, 2012 12:00am PST
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
friend. >>> good monday morning, i'm sunny hostin, paula faris is off. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >>> we begin this monday with daring u.s. military raid thaet saved the life of an american doctor held hostage in afghanistan. it cost a member of the elite s.e.a.l. team six. >> the president said he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our country to stay strong, safe, and free. >> leon panetta added in this fallen hero and our special operator, americans see the highest ideals of citizenship, sacrifice and service upheld. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. to rescue this man, philip jose joseph, an american doctor working for morning star development. >> it's team with lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it, you don't know what you'll find. >> reporter: two colleagues and the doctor were returns from a medical facility when they were kidnapped. they were taken to a mountainous region close to the pakistan border. the afghan captives were released. joseph wasn't. when u.s. intelligence sh
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
ride home this evening. >> reporter: new information from the man himself, software mogul john mcafee flashing cash in miami and offering a shocking confess >>> good morning 6:30 a.m. on this thursday, thank you for joining us the view from our tam cam towards san francisco you can see there the clear sky with clouds in the background. clear sky has meant cold temperatures this morning. thanks for join us i'm eric thomas. >>> if only we had feel-a-vision. >> let's start with meteorologist mike nicco. >> 30s and 40s everywhere off to a chilly start from five to 15° cooler than yesterday. you saw the lack of clouds, and also the lack of rain it is dry on doppler this morning. around the bay 38 to 42 through 7:00, near 50 noon low to mid 50s dry during the afternoon heavier coat this evening mid 40s frosty inland 32 to 37 upper 40s noon, low to mid 50s 4:00, low to mid 40s 7:00, out to the coast starting in the upper 30s this morning, mostly sunny, 50 by noon, hang around 50 during the afternoon. >>> backed up at the bay bridge toll. good morning. happy thursday. metering lights
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Dec 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
surveillance video of him. john schriffen on both cases. he begins here with the new arrest. >> reporter: a late night of drinking and driving leads to the death of a dallas cowboys player. his teammate now under arrest, charged with manslaughter while intoxicated. 24-year-old josh brent, a defensive lineman, was speeding down a service road in irving, texas, when his vehicle hit a curb, flipped over, killing the passenger, 25-year-old linebacker jerry brown. >> when the officers arrived on the scene, mr. brent was dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: this comes one week after kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, before turning the gun on himself at the team's practice facility. >> you were visiting somebody at these apartments? >> this newly-released video taken hours before the vicious murder shows police responding to a 911 call about a suspicious man sleeping in his car for more than two hours. >> do you live here? you need to go upstairs, dude. we're trying to cut you a break. >> reporter: according to reports, belcher was ou
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
mogul john mcafee. he was arrested last night in guatemala for entering the country illegally. now, officials there might send him back to belize, the place he was running from. mcafee vanished in belize after his neighbor was found dead. in an exclusive interview, he denied any involvement in that murder. and he told abc's matt gutman how he disguised himself on the run. >> i had a cane. i was walking like this. and i had my jaws stuffed with toilet paper. >> mcafee said he was requesting asylum in guatemala because he fears he will be killed if he goes back to belize. so far, police in belize are not calling him a suspect just yet. >>> now, the fiscal standoff in walk and what could be considered the slightest sign of progress. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke on the phone about the situation yesterday. among the major sticking points is republican support for continuing tax cuts for the wealthiest americans, something mr. obama disagrees with. >> we could probably solve this in about a week. it's not that tough. but we need that conceptual breakthrough that s
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Dec 5, 2012 11:35pm PST
breaking news in the increasingly strange case of american software multimillionaire john mcafee. wanted for questioning in the central american country of belize for his neighbor's mysterious murder. tonight, in guatemala, he was arrested for entering the country illegally. the same place where earl-year-old today, our team tracked him down for this exclusive interview. here's abc's matt gutman from g guatemala city. >> reporter: it is the latest in the bizarre tale of john mcafee. the software tycoon who's been on the lam for three weeks in a cat and mouse game with authorities in belize. tonight, mcafee was arrested by immigration authorities in guatemala's capital. how have you been? >> really good since i got here. >> reporter: just hours earlier, he sat down with abc news, showing that a man known for packing a pistol was unarm and insisting he did not murder greg faull. who do you think killed greg? >> how would i know? how would i know? >> reporter: our search began mcafee began three weeks ago, to his home. he went looking for mcafee at his compound. hello? anybody home? finding
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Dec 13, 2012 4:00am PST
state website says things will be back to normal, beginning this morning. >>> well, john mcafee's legal saga has taken another turn this morning. the software pioneer is back in the u.s., after the guatemalan government deported him. mcafee arrived in miami last night and then spoke to reporters from his hotel in south beach. he told abc news that he lost everything in belize, $20 million in investments and about 15 properties. adding that he is now virtually penniless. >>> and in washington, no progress on talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. house speaker john boehner says serious differences remain between him and president obama, over raising taxes and cutting spending. 14 and a fascinating historical note. ahead of mr. obama's second public inauguration, by the time it's over on january 21st, the president will have tied fdr because he'll have been sworn in four times. mr. obama will take a private oath on sunday, january 20th, as required by the constitution. the very next day, he will take it publicly. the president also took two oaths in 2009, after a flub by chief justice joh
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Dec 7, 2012 2:05am PST
dirt road off highway 89. >> john mcphee is out of a guatemala hospital and back in a detention center awaiting extradition back to belize. earlier guatemala denied mcfee request for asylum and hospitalized with chest pains. the hospital spokesperson told reporters he doesn't think he had a heart attack. mcphee scheduled to be returned to belize for questioning in the murder of american ex patriots greg foul. >> missing clothing in east bay laundry room argument ended in homicide. antioch police say these boys all in 20 confronted neighbor in the delta pines complex on sycamore drive. fight broke out and 32-year-old juan hernandez shot to death. police say he had nothing to do with the missing clothes. >> wild sight in san francisco car crashed into a fire hydrant this morning at second and folsom. look what happened. geyser shut down the on ramp to the bay bridge and may have compromised the stability of nearby stavlding. happened very early before the morning commute and driver arrested on suspicion of dui what an image. >> arizona tough on 0illegal immigration sheriff appears in imm
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
personally from the top commander in afghanistan, general john alan. special forces landed by helicopter setting off a firefight leaving several fighters dead. joseph was airlifted to bagram airbase and the victim came at a price. a service member who was injured trying to rescue joseph died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of an american doctor who otherwise may have been killed. >> we have also learned the rescuer who died was a member of seal team 6. that's the elite unit that helped bring down osama bin laden. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is fighting a stomp mass virus and will delay -- a stomach virus and will delay her trip. she will fly to moroccan on tuesday instead of tomorrow. she will be the legitimate voice of the people. >>> the health of nelson mandela is reportedly failing. however, a spokesperson said there is no need for alarm. mandela was admitted to a hospital in south africa yesterday for unspecified reasons. mandela is 94 years old. >>> tonight an eight-year-old girl shot by her father after he killed three people on an indian reservat
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
software titan, john mcafee, captured by police in guatemala, where he went to seek asylum. just before his arrest, he speak exclusively to abc's matt gutman. and matt joins us live from guatemala city with the latest on that bizarre interview. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. in that interview, mcafee very animated. saying he felt safe here for the first time in months. seeking asylum here. but just hours later, the immigration police picked him up. they're planning to fly him back to belize from the airport behind me, a move that surprised nearly everyone here, most of all mcafee. overnight, john mcafee was stuffed into a police car here in guatemala. >> john, where are you going? >> to jail. >> reporter: arrested by the country, just hours earlier. he told us exclusively he hoped would grant us asylum. this morning, officials here say they will deport him back to belize, where he is being sought for questioning in the november murder of his neighbor, greg faull. you did not, nor did any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? how stupid would i be?
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Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
teenager whose death invaded a peaceful neighborhood with a crash. john alston explains what happened. >> reporter: the victim's truck jumped the curb and landed on the sidewalk in front of this home in the middle of the afternoon. the driver ended up in the street where he was pronounced dead. the woman who lives here heard popping sounds and a screech another neighbor noticed men arguing loudly. >> we heard arguing i heard that earlier. i have the dogs, the dogs i hear something that's it. >> reporter: police believe the truck lurched from a cul-de-sac next to the home but don't know what happened leading up to that moment. after 3:20 p.m. residents were told to shelter-in-place others kept out or left voluntarily, returning after the crime scene had been cleared after 8:00. police said the victim had been shot, now they say the coroner is leaning toward a stab wound. an autopsy will have the exact cause of death. the victim has not been identified, no arrests. there have not been this many homicides in san jose in more than 20 years. john alston, abc7 news. >>> investigators in por
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Dec 7, 2012 12:00am PST
. deputy say clifton drove around a locked gate on closed dirt road off highway 89. >> john mcphee is out of a guatemala hospital and back in a detention center awaiting extradition back to belize. earlier guatemala denied mcfee request for asylum and hospitalized with chest pains. the hospital spokesperson told reporters he doesn't think he had a heart attack. mcphee scheduled to be returned to belize for questioning in the murder of american ex patriots greg foul. >> missing clothing in east bay laundry room argument ended in homicide. antioch police say these boys all in 20 confronted neighbor in the delta pines complex on sycamore drive. fight broke out and 32-year-old juan hernandez shot to death. police say he had nothing to do with the missing clothes. >> wild sight in san francisco car crashed into a fire hydrant this morning at second and folsom. look what happened. geyser shut down the on ramp to the bay bridge and may have compromised the stability of nearby stavlding. happened very early before the morning commute and driver arrested on suspicion of dui what an image. >> arizo
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
increases and deep spending cuts at the start of the new year. president obama and house speaker john boehner are keeping tight-lipped about those talks. in michigan on monday, the president warned going over the fiscal cliff will cost jobs and send the country in a downward spiral. >>> colorado is now the second state after washington in which marijuana is now legal. that became the law yesterday, when the governor put a voter-approved amendment into the state's constitution. the implementation of the law will be worked out by a special task force. in a statement, the u.s. attorney noted that pot remains illegal, though, under federal law. >>> well, family and friends are remembering that navy s.e.a.l. who gave his life to rescue an american doctor in afghanistan. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more on the life of this fallen warrior. >> reporter: nicolas checque was just 28 years old. but for much of the last decade he had been a navy s.e.a.l. the last five years, part of the elite s.e.a.l. team six. in iraq, afghanistan, wherever he was needed, checqu
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Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
prank call the queen herself and even pope john paul. a miami deejay once got through to fidel castro. during the 2008 campaign, sarah palin got called out by a canadian prankster impersonating the french president. >> one of my favorite activities is to hunt, too. >> very good, we can go hunt together. >> reporter: in that case, as in this one, is begs the question, was she just being polite or was the caller convincing? could you tell the difference? the queen rarely uses the first person singular. one tend not to, does one not? >> i think it's difficult sleeping in a strange bed as well. >> yes, of course. >> it's nothing like the palace, is it, charles? nope, nothing like the palace at all. david wright, abc new, los angeles. >> i can't believe how that happened. >> i am a little shocked too. they were, i don't know. it sounded more like the queen than when i saw the piece yesterday. see how they may have fallen for it. >> may have fallen for it. nobody asked for the woman to identify herself. i know she said kate's grandmother. but still -- >> that's funny. those deejays a
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Dec 13, 2012 7:00am PST
and house speaker john boehner, which is raising the tension on capitol hill. abc's jonathan karl is there. and both sides are giving up hope of solving this by christmas. >> reporter: that's right. in fact, speaker boehner and republican leaders have warned rank and file republicans that they should be prepared to be here in washington, through christmas, and until the new year. the two sides don't even agree on what's holding everything up. the white house says that everything could be resolved quickly if republicans just agreed to raise tax rates on the wealthy. republicans say what's really the problem here is the white house won't get serious about spending cuts. >> everyone waiting on those two men. meanwhile, one of the side casualties may be that funding for the victims of hurricane sandy. >> reporter: that's right. i do not think that hurricane sandy funding, the $60 billion request from the white house, will get done while there's an impasse here. republicans are already blocking at the cost. they point out, george, that $60 billion, that represents almost everything you wo
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